Catastrophe modeler Eqecat says a 7.3-magnitude earthquake inColumbia is expected to cause insured losses of less than $100million.

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The modeler says the Sept. 30 earthquake, though strong,was relatively deep. Therefore, significant shaking was notwidespread even though the earthquake is the strongest one thecountry has felt since 2004.

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Shaking was felt in localized pockets—especially in sites withvery soft soils—where shaking amplification can occur, Eqecatsays.

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Reuters says there were no reports of deaths or majordamage.

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The quake's epicenter was Cauca and struck about 11:30 a.m.local time with a depth of more than 100 miles.

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